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10 March 2010, 16:14

Mozilla announces first Jetpack SDK milestone

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Jetpack Logo The Mozilla Labs developers have announced the availability of the first milestone for the Jetpack SDK. The Jetpack SDK allows anyone that knows HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create Firefox add-ons, also known as extensions.

The developers point out that the first milestone release is aimed at demonstrating the platform's foundations and extensibility. While the SDK does not yet provide APIs for building rich add-ons, these will be added in future releases. According to Aza Raskin, Head of User Experience for Mozilla Labs, the Jetpack SDK, which includes a library of capabilities and APIs, a set of command-line tools and an integrated development environment (IDE), will "replace the Jetpack 0.8 prototype over the coming months".

More details about the first milestone, including a video tutorial and a video on the Jetpack Architecture, can be found in the release announcement and Jetpack SDK Documentation. The first milestone of the Jetpack SDK requires Python 2.5 or greater and Firefox 3.6. Windows users will also need Python Win32 Extensions, however, the developers say that they will be removing that dependency soon.

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